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Hall Of Fame Running Backs

Some Hall of Fame Running Backs played more than a single position, but Running Back was their primary one. There have been 47 Running Backs elected to the HOF. The first Running Back was elected to NFL HOF in 1963. The following are some of the Running Backs elected to the Hall of Fame: Terrell Davis, LaDainian Tomlinson, Jerome Bettis, Jerome Bettis, Curtis Martin, Marshall Faulk, Floyd Little, Emmitt Smith, Thurman Thomas, Fritz Pollard, Barry Sanders, Marcus Allen, Eric Dickerson, Don Shula, Mel Renfro, Tony Dorsett, Leroy Kelly, Walter Payton, John Riggins, Earl Campbell, Franco Harris, John Henry Johnson, Larry Csonka, Doak Walker, O.J. Simpson, Charley Taylor, Bobby Mitchell, Gale Sayers, Jim Taylor and Lenny Moore. View all of the Running Backs in the Hall of Fame and the years they played.
Pro Football Hall of Fame Running Backs
Year Inducted Member Title Years Teams
2017    LaDainian Tomlinson   Player 2001 - 2011   New York Jets, San Diego Chargers
2017    Terrell Davis   Player 1995 - 2002   Denver Broncos
2015    Jerome Bettis   Player 1993 - 2005   Los Angeles Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers, St. Louis Rams
2015    Jerome Bettis   Player 1993 - 2005   Los Angeles Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers, St. Louis Rams
2012    Curtis Martin   Player 1995 - 2006   New England Patriots, New York Jets
2011    Marshall Faulk   Player 1994 - 2006   Indianapolis Colts, St. Louis Rams
2010    Emmitt Smith   Player 1990 - 2004   Arizona Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys
2010    Floyd Little   Player 1967 - 1975   Denver Broncos
2007    Thurman Thomas   Player 1988 - 2000   Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins
2005    Fritz Pollard   Player 1920 - 1926   Akron Indians, Akron Pros, Hammond Pros, Milwaukee Badgers, Providence Steam Roller
2004    Barry Sanders   Player 1989 - 1998   Detroit Lions
2003    Marcus Allen   Player 1982 - 1997   Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Raiders
1999    Eric Dickerson   Player 1983 - 1993   Atlanta Falcons, Indianapolis Colts, Los Angeles Raiders, Los Angeles Rams
1997    Don Shula   Player & Coach 1951 - 1957   Baltimore Colts, Cleveland Browns, Washington Redskins
1996    Mel Renfro   Player 1964 - 1977   Dallas Cowboys
1994    Tony Dorsett   Player 1977 - 1988   Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos
1994    Leroy Kelly   Player 1964 - 1973   Cleveland Browns
1993    Walter Payton   Player 1975 - 1987   Chicago Bears
1992    John Riggins   Player 1971 - 1985   New York Jets, Washington Redskins
1991    Earl Campbell   Player 1978 - 1985   Houston Oilers, New Orleans Saints
1990    Franco Harris   Player 1972 - 1984   Pittsburgh Steelers, Seattle Seahawks
1987    John Henry Johnson   Player 1954 - 1966   Detroit Lions, Houston Oilers, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers
1987    Larry Csonka   Player 1968 - 1979   Miami Dolphins, New York Giants
1986    Doak Walker   Player 1950 - 1955   Detroit Lions
1985    O.J. Simpson   Player 1969 - 1979   Buffalo Bills, San Francisco 49ers
1984    Charley Taylor   Player 1964 - 1977   Washington Redskins
1983    Bobby Mitchell   Player 1958 - 1968   Cleveland Browns, Washington Redskins
1977    Gale Sayers   Player 1965 - 1971   Chicago Bears
1976    Jim Taylor   Player 1958 - 1967   Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints
1975    Lenny Moore   Player 1956 - 1967   Baltimore Colts
1972    Ollie Matson   Player 1952 - 1966   Chicago Cardinals, Detroit Lions, Los Angeles Rams, Philadelphia Eagles
1971    Jim Brown   Player 1957 - 1965   Cleveland Browns
1970    Hugh McElhenny   Player 1952 - 1964   Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers
1970    Jack Christiansen   Player 1951 - 1958   Detroit Lions
1969    Joe Perry   Player 1948 - 1963   Baltimore Colts, San Francisco 49ers
1968    Charlie Trippi   Player 1947 - 1955   Chicago Cardinals
1967    Ken Strong   Player 1929 - 1947   New York Giants, Staten Island Stapletons
1966    Joe Guyon   Player 1920 - 1927   Canton Bulldogs, Cleveland Indians, Kansas City Cowboys, New York Giants, Oorang Indians, Rock Island Independents, Washington Senators
1966    George McAfee   Player 1940 - 1950   Chicago Bears
1965    Steve Van Buren   Player 1944 - 1951   Philadelphia Eagles
1965    Sid Luckman   Player 1939 - 1950   Chicago Bears
1965    Paddy Driscoll   Player 1920 - 1929   Chicago Bears, Chicago Cardinals, Decatur Staleys
1965    Guy Chamberlin   Player & Coach 1920 - 1927   Canton Bulldogs, Chicago Cardinals, Chicago Staleys, Cleveland Bulldogs, Decatur Staleys, Frankford Yellow Jackets
1964    Jimmy Conzelman   Player & Coach 1920 - 1929   Decatur Staleys, Detroit Panthers, Milwaukee Badgers, Providence Steam Roller, Rock Island Independents
1963    Johnny (Blood) McNally   Player 1925 - 1938   Duluth Eskimos, Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Badgers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Pottsville Maroons
1963    Ernie Nevers   Player 1926 - 1931   Chicago Cardinals, Duluth Eskimos
1963    Jim Thorpe   Player 1920 - 1928   Canton Bulldogs, Chicago Cardinals, Cleveland Indians, New York Giants, Oorang Indians, Rock Island Independents
 
 
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